‘They’ve got absolutely everything covered’ – Michael Vaughan backs England to win T20 World Cup 2021
England has been on a roll in white-ball cricket lately.
Updated - Jul 19, 2021 4:48 pm
With the ICC T20 World Cup taking place in months time, all the participating teams are busy identifying their best crop of players. Many fans and experts have also been predicting how the global competition can pan out. Former England captain Michael Vaughan is the latest one to join the bandwagon. Following England’s 45-run triumph over Pakistan in the second T20I, Vaughan heaped praises on his countrymen and called them favourites for the competition taking place in UAE and Oman.
Winners of the 2019 World Cup, England has been on a roll in white-ball cricket lately. The side doesn’t have any shortage of World-class players and in fact, the selectors will have a pleasant problem of plenty while naming the final squad. Vaughan is also of a similar opinion. Highlighting that England have all the bases covered, the veteran backed Eoin Morgan’s men to get the glory.
“England have put themselves in a great position (to win the T20 World Cup) because they’ve got absolutely everything covered,” Michael Vaughan said after the conclusion of the second T20I. For the unversed, the Three Lions, who suffered a 31-run loss in the first game, bounced back brilliantly and registered a convincing win over Pakistan.
Michael Vaughan heaps praises on Liam Livingstone
One of England’s stand-out performers in this series has been Liam Livingstone. The dasher scored England’s fastest T20I century in the first clash and followed it up with a quick-fire 38. These performances are hard to ignore and Livingstone has certainly staked his claim in the squad for the global event. Vaughan is also impressed by the swashbuckler’s ‘class act.’
“He’s becoming a class act. The hundred he got on Friday will have given him a huge amount of confidence and he was well on his way again today before he was run out. He’s one we’re going to see a lot of over the next few years,” asserted Vaughan.
Meanwhile, the third and final T20I of the series takes place at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. With the series being poised at 1-1, the winner of this deciding clash would walk away with the trophy. England must be confident after their performance in the previous clash while the Men in Green would be determined to bounce back.